To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on... But to Dave it was clay, the plain and basic stuff upon which he formed a life as a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.
Hill, Laban Carrick
Dave the potter
artist, poet, slave
New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
 p. (some folded) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 29 cm.
The story of Dave, an African American slave who lived in South Carolina, who was a talented potter and poet.
Awards & Distinctions:
Caldecott Honor Book, 2011.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Includes bibliographical references.
Dave, active 1834-1864 Juvenile literature.
African American potters Biography Juvenile literature.
African American poets Biography Juvenile literature.
Slaves South Carolina Biography Juvenile literature.
African American potters
African American poets